Copepod larva. Polarised light micrograph of a nauplius larva. A nauplius is the first larval stage of a crustacean in which the thorax and abdomen have not developed yet. Nauplii larvae do not feed, but use internal yolk reserves from the egg for energy. Magnification: x200 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
July 11th, 2016
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